A substance that can be used to build together aggregates of sand or stone into a cohesive structure. May be a single compound or a mixture. May be hydraulic set, air set or chemical set.

Generally, cement is an adhesive; specifically, it is that type of adhesive which sets by virtue of a chemical reaction.

See also: Calcination, Cement Mixtures, Chemical Set Cement, Concrete Aggregate, Hydraulic Set Cement.

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